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5 stars (6)

Childminder in Llanrumney

Non-smoker Member since Feb 2016 Last Updated Jul 2019 Last Login 05 Jul 2020 Email

My Summary

CIW Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

‘AIM Childminding’ is located in the Llanrumney area of Cardiff. We are situated near the Eastern Leisure Centre, in a quiet, safe street with plenty of parking available. We benefit from extremely good access to the A48/Newport road.

We are a CIW registered husband and wife Childminding team, and are members of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY), with over 16 year experience, including working with children with special needs.

We offer home from home care in a lovely environment that includes a dedicated playroom and a large garden area. We ensure all children in our care have a full and varied day, and we are always out and about visiting places of interest, such as Roath Park, Walnut Tree Farm, various soft play centres, as well as enjoying woodland walks, picnics and lots of arts and crafts!

We pride ourselves in the ‘one to one’ service that we provide. Where numbers are small, and where each child is given a high standard of care and attention that meets their individual needs. We form close bonds with all the children in our care, and provide a flexible, reliable and professional service for families throughout the Cardiff area.

My Experience

Over 16 years experience including working with children with special/additional needs.

My Qualifications

BA (honours) in English Literature.
We are both qualified first aiders, and hold an up-to-date Paediatric First Aid Certificates.
We both hold full up-to-date enhanced DBS certificates.
Food Safety level 2
ICO registered

My Availability

We are open between the hours of 7am-7pm Mon-Fri.
Other services I offer:
Full wrap around care
School pick up/drop off
Holiday care
Emergency childcare
After school care
Breakfast club

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Last Updated: 18/01/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Our fees are £5 per hour. This is an all inclusive fee that includes all meals, drinks, snacks, outings, pick ups/drop offs.
We accept all childcare vouchers and are registered providers of the 30 hours government funded childcare offer.

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents


Below are the latest reviews for AIM Childminding. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

I really don’t know where to start writing this review. Vicky and Steve have been the most AMAZING people they have looked after my boy JJ for the past 18 months. He settled in from day 1 and has enjoyed his time with Vicky and Steve immensely. They both looked after him like their own. JJ loved going to soft play with Steve and they became true mates. Both Vicky and Steve could not do enough for JJ and our family. I found it very difficult trying to pick the right child care for JJ, but the minuet I met Vicky and Steve in their home, I instantly knew they were the right people for the job. I felt like I could have sat and chatted with Vicky for hours and I left her home feeling like I had not only found good childcare but I also made a friend that day, I was not wrong.
JJ had his last day with Vicky and Steve last week and saying good bye to the both of them really upset me, I cant believe what an impression they left on JJ and I.

Vicky had taken allot of time compiling a book of all JJ’s adventures starting with his first day and ending with his last day. I didn’t realise the amount of activities and adventures they had all been on. It also detailed his key stage growth and milestones. It is a book I will treasure!
There are not enough words for me to express how grateful I am to have met the pair of them and what an amazing home they open to families. JJ and I will miss Vicky and Steve so much and I hope by writing this review I can send another lucky family their way and they will have the same experience we had. I could not recommend them both enough and they will always remain good friends.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about AIM Childminding on 23/07/2019

If I could rate more than 5 stars then I would. Being a single working mum knowing I had to find childcare for my 6 month old son to be able to go back to work made me feel very anxious. I had family support but didn’t feel it was fair to put all the childcare on them. My mum herself as Dexter as grandmother, was upset at my finding childcare she didn’t feel he would get the same treatment as if being cared for by herself. (She later admitted she was wrong once seen Vikki and dexter together) when I looked on childcare website Vikki face was the first that popped up when looking at her profile and picture I instantly took a liking to her seeing her friendly face. And that she was local to our home and my place of work so would suit us perfectly. When we went to the house for the first time we met Vikki Steve and Her lovely sons Brooke and Thomas. The warm welcome was instant an seeing the space amount of different toys they have for the children and lovely big garden I new dexter would be happy there. On his first visit I was nervous as to be expected. When I collect dexter he came out happy an content. This settled my nerves as could see he had a great time. By Dexter’s second week with Vikki he was actually crying when I was picking him up as he didn’t want to leave. This actually upset me at first but in reality it made me feel happy that dexter was so happy he didn’t want to leave, this clearly showing me that he was having a great time with vikki. From that moment on I didn’t worry about him at all as I new he was happy and in safe hands with Vikki. Making my days at work easier not being on edge worrying is he ok? Is he happy, Am I a bad mum because I have to work. He was more than happy and Being treated just as he would be at home (spoilt and kept busy with activities) I loved this as we are a active family so I loved that they were always out an about at park or soft play, also day trips further afield in school holidays. Also fed health fresh food and delicious deserts 😋. As a signal mum there have been many times when I have been a little late home from work or needed childcare last minute and Vikki has always adapted to fit dexter in when she can. If she can help in anyone then she will, that has always ment a lot to me being able to reply on her at drop of a hat if she had space and could help. It was only that we moved area that dexter has now left Vikki’s childcare. Myself an Dexter’s dad can not thank Vikki, Steve and the boys enough for the support and love they have shown our son over the last 3 and half years. He has come on leaps an bounds and I know for a fact that has been to do it with Vikki as well. The children are always playing games an doing tasks that builds there confidence and knowledge as well as free play letting them be children!! I would highly recommend these childminder you will not be disappointed in the love, care and support provided to your children from them. Missed very much

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about AIM Childminding on 18/07/2019

My son has now been in the care of Vicki and Steve for over 2 years. From day one he settled straight in. It is brilliant as a working mum to know that your child is in the best hands and also that your child LOVES being with their childminders. My son has the best experiences with various outings and activities, he is given breakfast, lunch, snacks and even tea on his long days! He has his own diary so I get a daily update with information all about his day!
Vicki and Steve have a beautiful home with a large play room and a brilliant garden! My son is always learning new things in the care of Vicki and Steve. I can not recommend this pair enough.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about AIM Childminding on 21/01/2019

If I could give more stars than 5 I would! My son has absolutely loved his time here, he was always excited to go to see what the day would hold. Nothing was ever too much, especially when it came to aiding in the progression of his speech and language. The environment is beautiful, good amount and space and always clean. Always given healthy snacks throughout the day and home cooked meals. He came home many times with different crafty project he had completed that day. We were made to feel more like family than just having a service provided. The whole family will be missed greatly.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about AIM Childminding on 27/07/2018

Vicki has been absolutely amazing with our son. We have been extremely lucky to have found Vicki but also very sad that we only used her for such a short time. Our son has loved every minute with her and would stay with her all day every day if he could. We would highly recommend Vicki

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about AIM Childminding on 20/07/2017

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